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UPDATED: 500 pounds of copper wire stolen from Lakewood business

Lakewood police are searching for the culprit who cut through fences at two businesses and stole 500 pounds of copper wire from one of them over the weekend.

The burglaries and theft were discovered Sunday.

An employee at Trugreen Lawn Care & Landscaping discovered the first burglary Sunday morning.  Someone had cut through the company’s fence at 8201 Durango St. S.W. but didn’t take anything, Lakewood Lt. Chris Lawler said.

Later in the day, an employee at WOTC Scrap Metal, 8129 Durango St. S.W., noticed a man-sized hole had been cut into the business’ fence. The thieves stole 500 pounds

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Six charged with stealing copper from old Steilacoom paper mill

Pierce County prosecutors have charged six men with burglarizing and stealing copper metal from a defunct paper mill in Steilacoom.

The charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree theft were filed Tuesday. The defendants range in age from 36 to 53.

Charging documents provide the following information:

A bystander called Steilacoom public safety officers early Monday to report a suspicious person/possible vehicle prowl in progress on Ira Light Street.

Officers responded and stopped a van that was leaving the area. They detained three men who were inside.

The men told officers they’d gone to Steilacoom to steal copper and metal items

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